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Willingham, Calder

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists

1922 – Born in Atlanta on the 23rd of December.

1947 – Willingham established himself as a leading author in his own right.

1951 – He also published a collection of stories and nonfiction, The Gates of Hell.

1957 – Willingham wrote the screenplay for a film version of the work, entitled The Strange One, which marked the film debut of actor Ben Gazzara.

1957-1961 – Willingham spent the next several years as a screenwriter, working with several prominent actors and producers and cowriting such films as Paths of Glory and One-Eyed Jacks.

1967 – Willingham and Buck Henry collaborated on the screenplay for The Graduate, which they adapted from a novel by Charles Webb.

1970 – Willingham again earned accolades for his screen adaptation of the Thomas Berger novel Little Big Man.

1972 – He published Rambling Rose, a semiautobiographical account of Willingham’s adolescence in Rome.

1991 – Willingham adapted the novel for film.

1995 – On the 19th of February, Willingham died of lung cancer in Laconia, New Hampshire.